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Archives: Jan. 2011

Jan.
24th

Morning links: Senior Bowl primer

We’ll ramp up our coverage of the draft beginning this week, with a couple reports from the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., from Rob Rang, senior draft analyst from NFLDraftScout.com.

You can watch the first day of practice this afternoon on the NFL Network beginning at 12:30 pacific time. UPDATE: We’ll have our regular Monday Morning QB live chat at 12:30 p.m. today for those watching Senior Bowl practice at this time.

Russ Lande of The Sporting News takes a look at the top prospects who will perform this week.

Take a look at the North roster here. And you can find the South roster here.

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Jan.
23rd

Packers represent the NFC

Putting together some thoughts for a column out of the NFC title game. One of the things that jumps out at me is the strange situation in which the Packers were the NFC’s No. 6 seed while the Seahawks were No. 4. Generally, teams that make it to the divisional round of the playoffs, as did the Hawks, are considered among the conference elite. Screwy year in the NFC West skewed customary thinking, of course.

But now that the conference champion has been crowned, it’s fair to hold that team up as the measuring stick and wonder just how far

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Jan.
21st

Who was MVP?

Obviously, the Hawks were the only team to make it to the playoffs’ second week without having a player voted as a Pro Bowl representative. They won their division, but were also the only team in the division without getting someone voted in. Hard to debate the issue, too.

It made me start wondering who on this team had the best season, and how many really had what could be considered career years. Who, in fact, would be the team’s MVP? Interested in your take on the matter.

Skilled guys are generally the ones who get such honors. Who on

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Jan.
21st

Morning links: A closer look at Bevell

New Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell (AP file photo).

Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Stat-Tribune wrote this excellent profile on new Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell before the start of the season in August.

In it, Bevell talks about the beginning of his coaching career and how he wished he would have had a better opportunity to play in the NFL.

Zulgad:

Bevell’s boyish looks make him appear younger than his 40 years, and his deep religious beliefs (he’s never had a sip of alcohol) and patient nature seem to qualify him for residence in Mayberry R.F.D. But talk to Bevell or anyone close to him and it becomes apparent just how much he likes to compete and how little he likes to lose. It doesn’t matter if it’s assembling an origami, playing baseball for the Eden Prairie Lions Tap senior team or drawing up the Vikings’ offensive game plan.

“He’s as competitive right now as he was when he was in high school,” Jim Bevell said of his son

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Jan.
19th

Report: Hawks offer Bevell OC job

ESPN’s John Clayton is reporting that the Seattle Seahawks have offered former Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell the job as the team’s offensive coordinator left vacant when Jeremy Bates was fired this week.

No word yet if he has accepted the offer, and the team has not confirmed that he’s been offered the job, but with Bill Musgrave hired to fill his old job with Minnesota, it would seem likely that Bevell is staying in Seattle.

According to Clayton, Bevell was offered the job and contract talks have started. The source said the negotiations should be

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Jan.
19th

Carroll: Bevell a candidate for OC job

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll covered a wide range of topics during a 40-minute conversation with reporters this morning.

Carroll confirmed that Minnesota offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell is a candidate for the offensive coordinator position and will be interviewed today.

Carroll also said he had a conversation with former Denver Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels, now the offensive coordinator for St. Louis

“I got a call from Josh, I talked to him,” Carroll said.

He did not confirm that Jim Zorn, now the quarterbacks coach for Baltimore, is a candidate for either the quarterbacks or offensive coordinator position.

“I’m not that far along right now,” Carroll said. “He’s a great coach, and he’s on another staff right now.”

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Jan.
18th

Seahawks hire Tom Cable as assistant head coach/offensive line coach

Tom Cable will be returning home to coach in his backyard.

The Snohomish native has been hired as the team’s new assistant head coach/offensive line coach, capping a whirlwind day at Seahawks headquarters today.

Cable had served as Oakland Raiders head coach from 2008 to 2010. And he’s a disciple of the Alex Gibbs and the zone blocking scheme.

No word yet what will happen with offensive line coaches Art Valero or Pat Ruel. And Seattle still has not hired a new offensive coordinator.

The Seahawks also announced Todd Wash as the team’s defensive line coach. Wash served

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